According to the Francophone website Tout l’Europe, the unlamented TTIP may once again be coming to life.  The treaty, abandoned by France and Germany in October last year, was thought by some to have been dealt a final blow by the election of Donald Trump.  Citing recent remarks by US State Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the website predicts a possible resumption of talks following the German elections in September.  Whether this will involve a change in the name of the treaty is not clear.

The UK will not, of course, be directly involved with these talks, as the British Government seeks to negotiate its own trade treaty with the USA.


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